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A Website Promoting The Partial Rapture Theory

Posted by Job on July 13, 2007

Watchman Nee (http://watchmannee.org) believed in this doctrine as well. secretsofsurvival.com/survival/2007_rapture.html. I will not vouch for their theology or exegesis, but at least they are onto that Council on Foreign Relations worker Rick Warren.

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6 Responses to “A Website Promoting The Partial Rapture Theory”

  1. Rev. JW White, Jr said

    I stumbled over your website looking for other information. I look forward to investigating and familiarizing myself as time permits. RevJW.
    Author : The Partial Rapture “Theory” Explained / Escaping the Coming Storm. (Xulon Press) xulonpress.com

  2. Rev J W White JR said

    The Partial Rapture “Theory” Explained

    Escaping The Coming Storm

    Revelation 2:22 is the most definitive passage in the scripture documenting the Pre-Tribulation Rapture giving a description of an avoidance of the Great Tribulation (not being cast into, or the “escape” of Luke 21:36). However, that avoidance is conditional, as we will explain, which will lead to a partial “catching up” of the church.

    Revelation 2:22

    22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

    Revelation 2:22

    22 Behold, I will cast her (Jezebel) into a bed, and them (the members of the church, believers) that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

    The deed that the members of the church of Thyatira are guilty is the sin of adultery against their bridegroom Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 11:1-3). The world is not engaged or “espoused” to Christ and can not commit adultery against Jesus. Therefore, they are in a constant state of fornication through unbelief, as is Jezebel. The adulterers (members of the church) are to be cast into The Great Tribulation, unless (except) they repent of their “deeds”. If they repent, the opposite of the recorded punishment will ensue. They will “escape” entrance into the Great Tribulation.

    All other passages in the scripture teaching or confirming the teachings of the Partial Pre-Tribulation Rapture are supportive of this one verse. They are scattered throughout the entirety of the New Testament. Most of them are documented in our book,

    The Partial Rapture “Theory” Explained

    Escaping The Coming Storm.

    A thorough study of the Rapture of the Church in general or The Partial Rapture “Theory” specifically can not be completed without investigating the evidence found only within the pages of this publication.

    synopsis

    The Rapture of the Bride of Christ is the next event scheduled inside the plan of God which was spoken into existence complete from beginning to end in a “moment” before time. With its occurrence the Church Age will come to its conclusion and the final chapter of the history of the world will begin with The Great Tribulation. All who have failed to heed the warnings clearly stated by the Word of God that would have pointed each to an escape of this gruesome period of history, will be engulfed by the horrors it will bring. Deceit, betrayal and perversion will be the norm. No one will be safe or can be trusted. Once entered, the only available exit will be through the passageway of physical death which will be so common as to not be a second thought on the mind of a twisted and bloodthirsty world.

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  4. In Scripture, sound teaching is flawlessly interwoven with the doctrine of last things. With that said, we know that true eschatology (Doctrine of Last Things, end-time events) will not be overwhelmingly accepted in the Body of Christ at first, for if the Goodman of the House (many a pastor) had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house (his congregation) to be broken up.

    Of course, the majority of Bible prophecy teachers who teach the at-once Rapture are good Christians, and do have a relationship with the Lord; and they lead their share of new converts to salvation. In spite of these facts, the at-once Rapture teaching is a false doctrine, and it is very misleading. Indeed, the one shall be taken, and the other left, is a phrase which strictly and always applies to believers who are watching for their Lord’s return in the New Testament:

    Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. (Matt. 24:4-43)

    “But know this? Here lies one of the many at-once Rapture and Second Coming Only Theology problems: Jesus said, “. . . Nevertheless when the Son of man returns, shall he find faith on the earth? Christian after Christian, educated and not so educated, teach the at-once Rapture
    of the entire Church, and/or the complete redemption of the Church upon the Second Coming. Are these correct teachings? Correct beliefs?

    Will the entire Church really be ready all at once? Are all Christians that committed to Christ? Will the Son of man find THAT MUCH faith upon His return? “But know this?
    Sardis, a spiritual segment of the end-time Church, has breached the Word of God. For which reason, Christ not only told Sardis to repent, but to watch, lest He come upon her as a thief in the night (Rev. 3:3). Of course, in her warning, Christ used end-time language. Now only a few in Sardis will initially walk with Christ in white (Rev. 3:4). By no means are a few to be understood as an entire denomination saved at the Second Coming, much less the whole Body of Christ in an at-once pre-Tribulation Rapture of the entire Church. Incidentally, biblical watching or being alert is the act of putting on genuine faith (the Jesus of historical Christianity) that works by His inner agape love (2 Thess. 5:6, 8). In Sardis’ case, hopefully, Christ has not given His warning in vain.
    Coinciding with Sardis’ plight, a breach of Gods Word also exists as to why Pergamos is to repent: or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth (Rev. 2:16). Similarly, Ephesus is also to repent, or her candlestick will be removed from its proper place upon Christ’s Quick Coming (Rev. 2:5). That being so, Ephesus would lose her light as did the foolish of the parable (Matt. 25:8; 1 John 2:9).

    Likewise, it is more than possible for the unfaithful of Thyatira to enter the Great Tribulation, as her faithful wont (Rev. 2:22). So Thyatira is but one more prime example of Partial Redemption Theology, which in the case of this work, is the initial Bridegroom Return of Christ possibly early in the Tribulation Night. Suitably, it is no mystery that end-time Laodicea has a closed door as do the foolish of the parable. Indeed, Heavens Wedding Door, closed to the foolish, is also closed to Laodicea: Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, AND HE WITH ME (Rev. 3:20).

    Vice versa to that of Laodicea, the notice of Christ’s Quick Coming in Philadelphia’s letter is Philadelphia’s hope; she has an open door like the wise of the parable (Matt. 25:1-13). By the numbers, Philadelphia only represents those who walk in faith that works by love, being just one seventh of the Church, not the entire Body of Christ. Accordingly, only Philadelphia has an open door, and is pictured as ready to meet the Lord. Only Philadelphia, as her name signifies, is effectively using love in her relationships with others.

    Despite the general acceptance of the at-once Rapture and Second coming Only Teachings of growing utopia-power for the end-time Church, biblically, the entire Body of Christ is still commanded to watch. So then, it remains that we are to crucify the cares of the world through a growing and loving faith in anticipation of our Lord’s return, or we’ll risk being left behind.

    Surely, two Christians shall be in the same bed—one shall be taken and the other left. That is to say, the left-behind Christian will enter the Great Tribulation period and await our Lord’s Closed Door Return (Luke 12:36; James 5:9; Rev. 3:20, 7:13-14), while the wise will have entered Heaven at the Summer Harvest (Matt. 24:32-33). By the way, a summer harvest, which is a partial harvest, is always earlier than the fall harvest.

    Personally, you may have a sound walk with the Lord; you may be more than ready upon His appearing. However, far too many Christians haven’t put on an active, inner, agape type faith, nor will they in time for the Tribulation. Moreover, biblical watching, the command of our Lord, is an incompatible doctrine to many who rigorously espouse the “trib positions” of the at-once Rapture and/or Second Coming Only Theology. To a degree, then, the effectual purpose of John’s seven letters to today’s Church has become jeopardized. And even though we may be personally ready, those who could be ready are not, because of our widespread indifference to these truths.

    Sadly, it is largely accepted in the Body of Christ that Christians don’t need to prepare for the Lord’s return, nor look for the Day of Jesus Christ (Heb. 10:25; 2 Pet. 3:12). That all are saved and under God’s Grace anyway, and totally in good standing. That Christ’s coming is imminent in an at-once Rapture. And, when it comes to prophecy, it is a common assumption that God has given large portions of the Church an ear to hear.
    Well, such ideas are not conducive to the truths of the New Testament. Surely as longtime Christians, our faith must be active, each exercising his or her portion. Indeed, we must abide in Christ and be in a state of growth, bearing fruit, or having borne fruit, lest we are literally left behind upon Christ’s initial appearing (the exception being new born babes in Christ).

    “But know this,” if the entire Church were to be caught up upon an at-once Rapture, and this at a presupposed hour (pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib, pre-wrath), then there wouldn’t be a need to watch, nor a need to look for and expect That Day. All in the Church would be saved simultaneously anyway. But this is hardly the case. Many New Testament directives to watch exist, not to mention that we are to look for That Day in readiness. Isn’t it time to believe them? Or should we abandon the many outright commands of God’s Word because these are sometimes presented in parabolic and/or allegoric language? (Matt. 24:40-51, 25:13; Mark 13:33-37; Luke 12:36, 38, 40, 17:34, 21:36; 1 Thess. 5:6; 1 Pet. 4:7; 2 Pet. 3:14; 1 John 2:28; Rev. 2:4-5, 16, 3:3, 11, 16:15)

    Most assuredly, if a Christian leader were to state publicly that the Lord will come on January 10 of next year, the far majority of the Body of Christ would quickly quote Matthew 25:13: “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” What was that? The Lord’s command to watch is parabolic? Allegoric? While the idiom “you know neither the day nor the hour,” is literal? “Hermeneutically speaking,” can we have it both ways? All in the same verse?

    “Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping” (Mark 13:36)? If the Church were to be redeemed at once, this author again asks, why the need to watch? Why the need to keep awake? The answer lies in the fact that the At-Once Redemption Teaching, no matter the timing of it, is misleading to say the least. There will be, contrary to the popularity of the At-Once Rapture and Second Coming Only Teachings, Christians who sleep. And, those who willingly overlook this credible biblical point disregard the words of Jesus, not to mention vast portions of the Scripture.
    Nonetheless, for those who are willing to watch and teach others the same, the reward is unparalleled:
    Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of
    him in peace, without spot, and blameless (2 Pet. 3:14). . . . Be you also ready: for in such an hour
    you think not the Son of man cometh. who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath
    made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his
    lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over
    all his goods. (Matt. 24:44-47)

    Finally, If we are to believe that 1 Corinthians 15:50 thru 51 disqualifies the factual Partial Rapture, Will most of the Church die before Christ comes? In other words, “Behold I show you a mystery; we shall all not sleep . . .”? We shall not all die? Is this the mystery revealed? Is widespread death the fate of today’s present pre-Tribulation Church? Or do we hold the Blessed Hope of Christ returning to redeem us in the Day of the Lord (1 Thess. 5:1-3;)? The Day of Christ (2 Thess. 2:2-3; “Hastening,” Earnestly expect in the Greek: 2 Pet. 3:12)? The Day of our Redemption (Eph. 4:30)?

    Robert
    midnightministries.com

  5. RICHARD SCHURZ said

    Dear brother in Jesus, God says, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times. what is still to come!…What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned that will I do!”  Isaiah 46:10a, 11b  This Bible study  exposes over 12 absolute contradictions of God’s Word by dangerous and deceptive pre-trib doctrines. All Bible studies are about 90% Scripture and try to examine and compare all of the Scripture on a specific topic. Enclosed are complete Bible studies on every important question related to the End-Times which may be very close.  Could the Great Tribulation possibly begin in 2010??  Are we months away from Israel bombing Iran and the beginning of World War III??  Are we months away from a world-wide depression which has already begun in dozens of nations??  Were the Haitian and Chilean devastating earthquakes the beginning of the birth pain earthquakes mentioned in Matthew 24:7,8??  What are the 7 Bible clues which positively reveal the identity of 666??  You will also find the latest amazing speculations which show that Obama could possibly qualify as the future False Prophet of 666.    Would greatly appreciate any comments or Bible studies you may have on the Last Days.  Contact Richard at RSchurz@Tampabay.rr.com or call 863-651-4426.   Your eternal friend in Jesus,   Richard  WHAT IS THE FIRST END-TIME EVENT CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR??        I Peter 1:13: “Therefore, prepare your minds for ACTION, and set your hope *FULLY* on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is *REVEALED*!” Now the pre-tribbers claim that this glorious REVEALING or *UNVEILING* of Jesus will be *CONCEALED* BEFORE the beginning of the Great Tribulation.  However, every other time the Word *REVEALED* {Greek-Apocalipsis} is used related to resurrection events it refers to the glorious REVEALING of Jesus on the *LAST DAY* of the Great Tribulation {See 2 Thess 1:7-10 & Luke 17:26-31}. And *CONCEALED* is the exact opposite of *REVEALED* according to every dictionary!  Titus 2:13: “We wait for the *BLESSED HOPE*—the glorious *APPEARING* of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Hebrews 9:28 “Jesus will *APPEAR* a 2nd time to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him!”  Matthew 24:29,30: Jesus says, “Immediately *AFTER* the distress of those days {The Great Tribulation} the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky. At that time the sign of the Son of Man will *APPEAR* in the sky and the nations will *SEE* the Son of Man coming on the clouds!!” {See 1 Thess 1:7-10}  Paul said, There is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on THAT DAY—and not only to me, but to *ALL* who have longed for His *APPEARING*!!”          The courageous and faithful Tribulation saints will not be hurt by God’s *WRATH* mentioned in Rev 14:9-11; 15:1,7; 16:1,19 or in any of the 7 trumpet or 7 bowl plagues as per Rev 9:4,20,21 & Rev 16:2,4-6,9,10,21; or in any of the plagues of God’s 2 witnesses {Read Rev 11:6,10} or in *ETERNAL HELL*.  Rev 14:9-11: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he will drink of the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of *HIS WRATH*.  He will be tormented with burning sulfur and the smoke of their torment rises forever and ever.” For the first time in history there will be no second chances!      However, in Matthew 24:3,9-13:  The disciples asked Jesus, “What will be the sign of your Coming and the end of the age? Jesus answered…. {During the Great Tribulation} “Then *YOU* will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of Me.  At that time many will turn away from the Faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of *MOST* will grow cold, but he {The Called, Chosen & Faithful-Rev 17:14b} who stands firm to the End will be saved.” The pre-tribbers claim that the “YOU” in Matthew 24:9 above are Jews only and that the Gospel of Matthew was only written for Jews; which is of course completely ridiculous since Jesus said to His 11 Apostles in Matthew 28:19,20 “Go and make disciples of *ALL NATIONS*…teaching them to obey *EVERYTHING* I commanded you!”  {Read John 12:48 & John 14:23}  I John 2:3,4,6:  “We know that we have come to know Him {Jesus} if we obey His  commands.  The man who says, ”I know Him,” but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him… Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.” Jesus was a martyr as was Paul and Peter who walked as Jesus did.  Rev 6:9-11: When He {Jesus} opened the 5th seal, I saw the souls of those who had been slain because of the testimony they had maintained.  They called out in a loud voice, “How long until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?”  The each of them was given a *WHITE ROBE*, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed. Rev 7:9,13,14:  After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from *EVERY* NATION, TRIBE, PEOPLE  AND LANGUAGE, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb {Jesus}.  They were wearing *WHITE ROBES*…Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they and where did they come from?”… And he said, “These are they who have come out of the Great Tribulation; {Martyrs just like Jesus} they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb {Jesus}.” {See Rev 12:11 & Rev 13:8-10}   This passage in Rev 7:9 above shows that the Great Tribulation will be mainly for Christians in *ALL* Gentile nations and not just Jacob’s Jewish trouble which absolutely contradicts the main thesis of the pre-trib fairy tale.  Rev 12:11:  “They {TRIBULATION MARTYRS} overcame him {Satan} by the *BLOOD OF THE LAMB* and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”  Unfortunately most of the pre-tribbers actually believe that the tribulation saints will not be saved by the blood of Christ like their “church saints” and will not be in the *LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE*.  However, in Revelation 13:8 we read: “All inhabitants of the earth will worship the Beast {666}….ALL whose names have not been written in the *LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE*!”   God will miraculously take care of His Faithful and Courageous Tribulation Saints {Just as he took care of the Israelites for 40 years in the Wilderness} even though they won’t be able to buy or sell anything as per Rev 13:17a. {See Matthew 6:25-34}  This will come as a tremendous shock for those who teach the Prosperity Gospel and who are mainly seeking earthly treasures rather than eternal Heavenly Rewards. Some of the immediate heavenly rewards for martyrs {Just like Jesus} are found in Rev 7:14-17; 14:13; 15:2-4 & 20:4-6!         2 Thess 1:1; 2:1,3,8”  “To the *CHURCH* of the Thessalonians…  Concerning the *COMING* of our Lord Jesus Christ and *OUR* being gathered to Him…Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way for *THAT DAY* will not come *UNTIL* the man of lawlessness is revealed!!… Then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord Jesus Christ will destroy with the splendor of His *COMING*!” So anyone who claims that the church saints will be gathered *BEFORE* the coming of the lawless one {666} is absolutely contradicting God’s inspired words!!  This, of course, totally destroys the central pre-trib doctrine of the *IMMINENT* coming of Jesus!!{That Jesus could come RIGHT NOW}       Mark 13:11: “When you are brought to trail {DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION} do not worry about what to say, for it is not you speaking, but the *HOLY SPIRIT*.” This of course contradicts the ridiculous idea that the Holy Spirit will be removed from the saints during the Great Tribulation.       Matthew 24:29-31: Jesus says, “Immediately after the distress of those {1260} days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light and the stars will fall from the sky.” {Luke 21:28 adds “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”} Then the nations will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a loud {7TH & LAST} *TRUMPET* CALL {See Rev 11:15-18; I Cor 15:52 & I Thess 4:16}, and they will gather *His elect* from the 4 winds {Mark 13:27b adds:} “from the ends of the earth {Saints on earth}to  the ends of the Heavens {Saints in Heaven}!!” JESUS WILL COME AGAIN WHEN THE *7TH* ANGEL SOUNDS THE LOUD *7th* AND *LAST* TRUMPET CALL OF GOD.  Rev 11:15a, 18: “The *7TH* angel sounded his trumpet… and the time has come for judging the dead and for rewarding your servants the prophets and saints.”  Rev 10:7: “But in days when the *7th* angel is about to sound his trumpet the *MYSTERY* of God will be accomplished!  I Cor 15:51:  “Listen, I tell you a *MYSTERY*!  We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in a twinkling of an eye, at the *LAST* {Or *7TH*} trumpet.”   There are only 7 trumpets in God’s inspired Word during the Great Tribulation and the 7th TRUMP is of course the *LAST TRUMP* when the *MYSTERY* of God will be accomplished, and is also the TRUMPET CALL OF GOD in I Thess 4:16.  Now the pre-tribbers claim that the phrase “His elect” in Matt 24:31 & Mark 13:27 refers only to Jews which is, of course, is ridiculous and is refuted in 2 Tim 2:10, Titus 1:1 & 1 Peter 1:1.                                                                    Rev 3:1,3: Jesus says, “To the angel of the *CHURCH* in Sardis write…But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”  1 Thess 1:1, 5:4: “To the *CHURCH* of the Thessalonians…But you brothers, are not in darkness so that *THIS DAY*{In I Thess 4:16,17} should surprise you like a thief.  You are all sons of the light and sons of the DAY.”  And so once the 1260-day Great Tribulation begins all of God’s saints will know the exact day that the Great Tribulation will end at the Second Coming of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the *LAST DAY*.  And so the resurrection day of I Thess 4-16 to I Thess 5:4 will not be a surprise to the saints resurrected in I Thess 4:16,17 just as the resurrection day at the end of the 1260-day Great Tribulation will not be a surprise to God’s saints which proves that the resurrection day mentioned in I Thess 4:16,17 will also come  on the LAST DAY of the Great Tribulation!!!       Also in the context of I Thess 4:16 to I Thess 5:4 is this interesting statement in I Thess 5:2,3:  “You know very well that the day of the Lord {Just mentioned in I Thess 4:16} will come like a thief in the night. {to unbelievers}  While people are saying ‘peace and safety,’ DESTRUCTION WILL COME ON THEM SUDDENLY… AND THEY WILL NOT ESCAPE!!” {See I Thess 1:6-10 and Matthew 25:31-33,41-46}  This DESTRUCTION of the lost in hell will occur on the LAST DAY of the Great Tribulation and not 3 ½ to 7 years BEFORE the Last Day; which firmly places the resurrection mentioned in I Thess 4:16 to I Thess 5:4 on the Last day of the Great Tribulation and NOT 3 ½ to 7 years BEFORE the LAST DAY of the Great Tribulation!!  Matthew 25:31-33,41:  Jesus says, “*WHEN* the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His throne in heavenly glory.  All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another……He will put His sheep on His right and the goats on the left…. Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire!”   John 5:28,29:  Jesus says, “Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming {The Last Day} when *ALL* who are in their graves will hear His voice and come out—those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.”  Daniel 12:1b,2,7b:  “There will be a time of distress {The Great Tribulation} such as not happened from the beginning of nations until then.  But at that time {The Last Day} your people–*EVERYONE* whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.  Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt…It will be for a time. times and half a time {1260 days-Rev 12:6,14 or 42  30-day months-Rev 13:5} *ALL* these things will be *COMPLETED.  By comparing Rev 12:6b and Rev 12:14b we find that 1260 Days and Time {360 Days} Times {720 Days} and ½ a Time {180 Days} are the exact same period of time.  Likewise, when we compare Rev 13:5b with Daniel 7:25b we learn that 42 {30-day Bible} MONTHS and Time {12 Months}, Times {24 Months} and ½ a Time {6 Months} are also the exact same period of time.  Rev 13:5,7: The beast will be given a mouth to utter blasphemies and to exercise his authority for *42 {30-day} months…He will be given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. [COMPARE TO} Dan 7:25: “He will speak against the Most High and oppress His saints.  The saints will be handed over to him for time {12 months}, times {24 months} and ½ a time {6 months}.             NOTE: According to Leviticus 25:8 a Sabbath ‘week’ is 7 YEARS and 7 times 7 YEARS or ‘weeks’ is a Jubilee or 49 years. Dan 9:24-27:  “70 7’s {490 years} are decreed for your people …to Anoint the Most Holy…and to Atone for wickedness….From the issuing of the Decree {By Cyrus-See Isa 44:28} to rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One comes there will be 7 7’s plus 62 7’s {Or 483 years}….He will confirm a Covenant with many for one 7 {See Heb 9:15}. In the middle of this last 7 {Or 1260 days after His Anointing} He will put an end to all sacrifices and offerings.{See Heb 10:8-10} {And then after a long pause} the abomination of Desolation {666} will come {for 1260 days} until the decreed end is poured out on him.”{See Rev 19:20}  The first half of the last 7 was completed when the Anointed One put an end to all sacrifices exactly 1260 days after His Anointing. Since the last half of the last 7 will be 1260 days then the first half of the last 7 must also be exactly 1260 days. Moses & Elijah will begin their 1260 day testimony {Rev 11:3} 3 ½ days before the coming of 666 & the 1260-day Great Tribulation & 1263 ½ days before the Last Day. {THE FIRST END-TIME EVENT*} God will allow 666 to martyr Moses and Elijah right where their Lord was crucified when their 1260 day testimony is completed.{Rev 11:7} 3 ½ days later they will rise to heaven minutes before the 7th angel sounds the 7th Trump at the 2nd coming of Jesus.{Rev 11:11-18}        Revelation 1:7:  “Look, He is coming with the *CLOUDS*, and *EVERY EYE* will see Him, even those who pierced Him!” This 2nd Coming of Jesus with the *CLOUDS* is also mentioned in Matt 24:30 and I Thess 4:17 and in Matthew 26:64: Jesus replied, “But I say to all of you:  In the future you {Unsaved Jews at His trial} will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty one and coming on the *CLOUDS* of heaven!”      John 6:40” Jesus says, “For my Father’s will is that *EVERYONE* who looks to the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the *LAST DAY*!”  Now the pre-tribbers wrongly believe that the *LAST DAY* mentioned 6 times in JOHN 6:39,40,44,54; 11:24 & 12:48 refers to the first day of the Great Tribulation 1260 days or 7 years *BEFORE THE LAST DAY*.  While John 12:48 shows that the lost will also be condemned on that same *LAST DAY*!  John 12:48: Jesus says, “There is a Judge for the one who rejects Me and does not accept My words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the *LAST DAY*!!” {See {Matthew 25:31-46}  2 Thess 1:1,6-10:  ‘To the *CHURCH* of the Thessalonians…God is just; He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well.  This will happen *WHEN* the Lord Jesus is *REVEALED* from heaven in blazing fire….  He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.  They will be punished with everlasting *DESTRUCTION* {See I Thess 5:3 above!!} and shut out from the presence of the Lord *ON THE DAY HE COMES* to be glorified in His holy people!!” There will be 2 Comings of Jesus on the same Last Day.  The First Coming will be *FOR* His saints and His second Coming will be *WITH* His saints on Heavenly White Horses right after they celebrate the Marriage Feast of the Lamb. {Read Rev 19:7-21 & Rev 17:14}       Jesus {See Rev 1:10,18} said to John in Rev 1:19: “Write what you have seen, what is now {Rev chapters 2 & 3} and *WHAT WILL TAKE PLACE LATER*.” {Rev chapters 6-22}  Events that will occur on the Last Day of the Great Tribulation are recorded in Rev 6:12-17; Rev 11:15-19; Rev 14:14-20; Rev 16:17-21 and Revelation 19:1-21.  Question: How many words in Revelation, chapters 6-22 are devoted to a rapture before the beginning of the Great Tribulation??  Answer: *ZERO*!!  In Rev 4:1 Jesus invited John to come up to Heaven in AD 96 so that he could write what he saw.  Revelation 4:1b: Jesus said to John, “Come up here, and I will show you *WHAT MUST TAKE PLACE.”  Unfortunately, there are some pre-tribbers who teach that Rev 4:1 actually proves a rapture of the church saints before the beginning of the Great Tribulation which shows a new low in honest Bible exegesis. The Olivet discourse by Jesus about the End-Times are recorded in Matthew 24 & 25, Mark 13 and Luke 21.  Events which will occur on the Last Day of the Great Tribulation including His 2nd Coming are recorded in Matthew 24:29-31; Matthew 25:31-46; Mark 13:24-27 and Luke 21:25-28.  How many words of Jesus in His Olivet discourse are devoted to a rapture before the beginning of the Great Tribulation??  Answer: *ZERO*!!       Revelation 16:18-19:  Jesus says, “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give *YOU* {The Greek for YOU is plural} this testimony {ALL OF REVELATION} *FOR* the CHURCHES.” {This contradicts the ridiculous idea that Revelation, chapters 6-19, was not written *FOR* the CHURCHES!}… I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book.  If anyone *ADDS anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.  And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city which are described in this book. It is time for all pre-trib *ADDERS* to repent; and all *CLOSET Post-Tribbers to come out of their closets and teach *ALL of God’s Word as per 2 Tim 4:1-8. since the End-times are very near.  Paul was inspired to write in 2 Timothy 4:8: “There is in store for me the Crown of Righteousness which the Lord will award to me on *THAT DAY*—and not only to me, but to *ALL who have longed for *HIS APPEARING*.” If you would like to comment or have more free Bible studies such as “Who will be 666 and his False Prophet?” call Richard at 863-651-4426 or e-mail RSchurz@Tampabay.rr.com. All Bible studies are about 90% Scripture and try to examine and compare all of the Scripture on a specific topic. You can make copies of this Bible study.     Below is an interesting Post-Trib Bible study of the end-times:   Jesus car which has witnessed to about 3 million people…………………………………………………………………….. .     BIBLE STUDIES ON THE PROPHETIC PORTION OF GOD’S WORD – TABLE OF CONTENTS   WHAT ARE THE 7 BIBLE CLUES WHICH REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF 666, AND COULD OBAMA POSSIBLY BE THE FUTURE FALSE PROPHET OF 666………………………………………………………  1-7 WILL THE CITY ON 7 HILLS OR ROME BE THE END-TIME BABYLON?? AND WHO ARE THE 7 KINGS FROM THE CITY BUILT ON 7 HILLS??…………………………………………………………………..   7-9 DOES THE BIBLE GIVE US CLUES FOR THE EXACT DATES IN THE CHRONOLOGY OF JESUS CHRIST??……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9-10    WILL THE REIGN OF 666 & THE GREAT TRIBULATION LAST EXACTLY 1260 DAYS OR 42 {30-DAY} MONTHS??…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….10-13    IS A BIBLE MONTH ALWAYS EXACTLY 30 DAYS??……………………………………………………………13-14    WILL GOD’S 2 WITNESSES OR *MEN* {REV 11:6} OR PROPHETS {REV 11:10} WHO WILL PROPHESY FOR 1260 DAYS CLOTHED IN SACKCLOTH BE MOSES AND ELIJAH??…………14-16      WILL THE RESURRECTION OF GOD’S SAINTS BY OUR LORD  JESUS CHRIST  TAKE  PLACE EXACTLY 6,000 YEARS AFTER GOD’S FIRST 7TH DAY REST??……………………………………. ..16-19      IS THE 1,000 YEAR FIRST RESURRECTION MENTIONED IN REVELATION 20:4-6 FOR MARTYRS ONLY ??…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 19-20    WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MANY REWARDS FOR THE FAITHFUL AND COURAGEOUS MARTYRS??………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………….20-21    WHEN WAS SATAN STOPPED FROM DECEIVING THE NATIONS SO THAT THE GOSPEL COULD BE PREACHED TO EVERY NATION IN  THE WORLD AS PER MATTHEW 24:14 AND REVELATION 7:9??……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..21-22  WILL THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT IN REVELATION OCCUR 1,000 YEARS AFTER THE 2ND COMING OF JESUS??………………………………………………………………………………………..22    WILL THE MANY PLAGUES OF GOD’S WRATH FOR THE FOLLOWERS OF 666 DURING THE GREAT TRIBULATION ALSO HURT GOD’S FAITHFUL SAINTS?……………………………………. 22-23    GOD’S END-TIME SANCTUARY IN THE WILDERNESS–TRIBULATION UNIVERSITY………….23-24    WHEN IS THE DAY OF THE LORD OR LORD’S DAY??…………………………………………………./…24-25 INTERESTING SPECULATION AS TO WHEN THE LAST DAY OF THE LAST DAYS MAY BE………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….  25-27        THE DIVINE NUMBERS {*7*} AND {*4 *} ARE MENTIONED EXACTLY {*74*} TIMES IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION………………………………………………………………………………………….. 27-29    WHAT IS THE 1ST END-TIME EVENT CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..   29-30      WHAT ARE THE 7 BIBLE CLUES WHICH REVEAL THE IDENTITY OF 666 AND COULD OBAMA POSSIBLY BE THE FUTURE FALSE PROPHET OF 666??         Revelation 13:17b,18: “The mark of the beast {Or antichrist} is the *NAME* of the Beast or the number of *HIS NAME*. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, *LET HIM* calculate the number of the Beast {Even in AD 96 when Revelation was written}, for it is a man’s number {Or “Number of a MAN”}. *HIS* number is *666*.” God has promised in the above inspired passage that any saint {Even in AD 96–which implies that the name was known in AD 96} with spiritual wisdom and insight may calculate the name of the beast which is a *MAN’S NAME* and adds up to 666.        In Thess 2:3 the Beast of the End-Times is called a “*MAN* of sin or lawlessness” or very SINFUL MAN and therefore the name of the Beast which adds up to 666 is a *MAN’S* name which is also confirmed in Rev 13:17b,18 above. Therefore, the NAME of the Beast which adds up to 666 is a sinful *MAN’S NAME* and could not be the name of a woman or a city, country, computer or Satan, etc..  666 is also identified with a MASCULINE pronoun 28 times in God’s Word which we will show later.        Rev 13:16,17: “He {The False Prophet} forced everyone… to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead. No one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name {666}. The antichrist is called a “BEAST” 36 {6×6} times in Revelation. The BEAST is a much better name than antichrist since antichrist is mentioned 4 times in God’s Word {I John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 1:7} and each time the word encompasses all who are against Christ.  I JOHN 2:18: “Even now many antichrists have come.”  Surely all who receive the mark of the Beast are antichrists.       666 is referred to in the MASCULINE gender 28 times and the Beast is never referred to in the feminine or neuter gender.  It is interesting to note that if the Beast of the end-times will be a religious organization, country or city it would be referred to in the female or neuter gender!!!  The masculine pronouns used for the Beast are “HIS” 11 times: Rev 13:1, 5,16b,18b; 14:9,11; 17:7b; 19:2; 20:4(2X) & Daniel 7:26.  “HE” 10 times: Rev 13:1;6a,7a,7; 17:8b; 17:11; 2 Thess 2:6; Daniel 7:24,25 & Daniel 9:27.   “HIM” 5 times: Rev 13:4b; 19:20; 2 Thess 2:6; Daniel 7:25 & Daniel 9:27.  “HIMSELF” 2 times in 2 Thess 2:4.       Actually there are **7 BIBLE CLUES** that show who the BEAST of the future 1260-day Tribulation will be. By an amazing coincidence all 7 Bible clues can be applied to Nero Caesar!!  {{1}}  The BEAST will be a “MAN OF SIN” or very sinful MAN as per 2 Thess 2:3 above. {{2}}  The number of this sinful man’s name is 666 as per Rev 13:16-18.  The Bible was written by 40 divinely inspired Hebrews in Hebrew and Greek so then it is highly probable that this man’s name adds up to 666 in Hebrew or Greek.  Nero Caesar’s name adds up to 666 in Hebrew which we will show later in this Bible study. {{3}}  This sinful man whose name adds up to 666 DIED BEFORE AD 96 when Revelation was written.{See Rev 17:8 below} We will show later why Revelation was written between Sept AD 95 and Sept AD 96. Nero Caesar lived from December 15th, AD 37 to June 9th AD 68. {{4}} This sinful man who was alive and then died before AD 96 was FATALLY WOUNDED by a sword wound to his head. Nero Caesar committed suicide with a sword wound to his head on June 9th, AD 68. {See Rev 13:3 and Rev 13:14 below} {{5}}  This very sinful man who died before AD 96 was a KING in the Roman Empire as per Daniel 7:24. There were 11 Roman Kings or Caesars who died before AD 96 including the 6th Caesar who killed Paul and Peter in AD 66; and whose name adds up to 666 in Hebrew. Domitian Caesar was the 12th Caesar who was alive when Revelation was written in AD 96. {{6}}  The beast is also called an 8th KING who ruled before AD 96 as one of 7 KINGS crowned by the city on 7 hills. {See Rev 17:9-11} The identity of these 8 KINGS will be discussed later in this article. {{7}}  This very sinful ROMAN KING whose name adds up to 666 and who was fatally wounded by a sword before AD 96, will “COME UP FROM THE *ABYSS* or *HELL* as per Rev 11:7 & Rev 17:8. We know that the ABYSS is HELL by comparing 2 Peter 2:4 with Luke 8:30b,31. We can be sure that Nero Caesar is now in the Abyss or Hell since he killed Paul and Peter and thousands of Christians and sent Vespasian {the father of Titus and Domitian Caesar} to kill the Jews and destroy their Temple. The MAN OF SIN or Nero also killed his own mother and killed his pregnant wife by kicking her in the stomach.   Inscriptions have been found in Ephesus in which Nero is called “Almighty God” and “Savior”.   In Revelation 13:8a we learn that all the unsaved inhabitants of the world will worship the Beast.  Nero and Caligula “abandoned all reserve” in promoting emperor worship – they were the only two Roman Caesars who demanded divine honors while still alive. Nero claimed to be the sun-god Apollo.  In 2 Thess 2:4 we read that the “Man of Sin” will proclaim that he is God!       Revelation 17:8: The beast, which you saw, once was {alive}, Now {in AD 96} is not {alive} and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book life. … will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was {Alive before AD 96}, now {In AD 96} is not {Alive} and yet will come. Rev 13:14: He {The False Prophet} will order the inhabitants of the earth to set up an image in honor of the beast who was {FATALLY-Rev 13:3} wounded by the sword and yet lived.”  Rev 13:3: One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been HEALED!! The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.       When I was a missionary in Israel I studied the Hebrew language.  One of the first things that you learn when you study the OT Ancient Hebrew language {Which is also the language of Israel today!} is that the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet ALSO represent 22 numbers! When you read Psalm 119 you will note that the 176 sentences are divided into 22 sections; each section with 8 sentences or verses praising the Word of God. These 22 sections are each headed by one of the letters in the Hebrew alphabet in the exact same order as shown below. The ancient Hebrew language {Which is exactly the same as the modern Hebrew language} frequently used the letters of their alphabet to designate NUMBERS IN THE OT as follows:  ALEPH=1. BETH=2. GIMEL=3. DALET=4. HE=5. VAV=6. ZAYIN=7. CHETH=8. TETH=9. YODH=10. KAPH=20. LAMED=30. MEM=40. NUN=50. SAMEKH=60. AYIN=70. PE=80. TSADHE=90. KOPH=100. RESH=200. SHIN=300. TAV=400.       NOTE: Most vowel sounds except “O” {VAV} are not used as letters in Hebrew. These vowel sounds are designated by dots and dashes under their *PRECEDING* consonants. In Hebrew “N” is added on the end of all foreign names ending in “O”. Therefore, the foreign name of Nero would be “NERON” in Hebrew. The name Nero Caesar would be pronounced Neron Kaysar in Hebrew. The “E” in Neron and the 2 “A” sounds in Kaysar {There is no “C” in Hebrew} are designated by dots and dashes under their preceding consonants and therefore are not letters in the 22 letter Hebrew alphabet, and so have no numerical value.       Neron in Hebrew would use 4 letters with numerical value: N-R-O-N and Kaysar in Hebrew would use 3 letters with numerical value: K-S-R. There would be a dot under the first N to show the “E” sound in NEron There would also be 2 dots under the “K” to show the “AY” sound in KAYsar and a dash under the “S” to show the “AH” sound in KaySAHr.  The 4 letters with numerical value in NERON would be {SEE TABLE ABOVE} N = NUN = 50; R = RESH = 200; O = VAV = 6; and N = NUN = 50 and 50+20+6+50 equals 306. The 3 letters with numerical value in “KAYSAR would be K = KOPH = 100; S = SAMEKH = 60; and R = RESH =200 and 100+60+200 equals 360. And so the numerical value of Nero in Hebrew is 306 and the numerical value of Caesar in Hebrew is 360, and therefore the numerical value of Nero Caesar is 306+360 or exactly *666*!       There is a very interesting footnote in the revised Standard Version concerning the number 666 which states that some ancient manuscripts have the number **616** which *DOUBLY* confirms that Nero Caesar may be the future Anti-Christ!! You will note that the Hebrew language adds an “N” to all foreign names ending in “O”. Now “N” or “NUN” in Hebrew has a numerical value of **50**!! and so if you decided not to add the last “N” in NERON then Nero Caesar would add up to exactly **616** in Hebrew. I think you will admit that this is an absolutely amazing coincidence!!       Any honest Hebrew language scholar will confirm that the letters of Nero Caesar’s name add up to 666 in the Hebrew language whose 22 letters are also 22 numbers as shown above, and the Bible was written by 40 Jews. Since all of the prophecies concerning the antichrist are written in OT Hebrew {Like Daniel 7:8-25} or NT Koine Greek it would then seem logical that God would use one of these 2 Bible languages to identify the Name of the Beast whose letters add up to 666. One of the problems of doing this in NT Koine Greek is that the letters of their alphabet are not also numbers. And therefore you can only assign a numerical value of 22 to the 22nd letter, etc.. Using this formula you could not get any name to add up to over 250, let alone 666. You have the same problem with English and all other languages other than the Hebrew language!       NOTE: The 3 different Greek words used in Revelation 13:18b to arrive at the number 666 are the 3 different Greek words for 600 and 60 and 6 and not 6 + 6 + 6.       Will the 6th Caesar {Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius & the *6th* is NERO who ordered the execution of Paul & Peter in AD *66*} be the Beast who comes up from the Abyss {Or Hell-See Rev 11:7 & Rev 17:8} in the coming Great Tribulation??        Rev 1:8,9: “I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus.” We know that the island of Patmos was the site of a Roman prison in the first Century and that the Apostle John was suffering in this prison because of his religious beliefs. {As per Rev 1:8,9 above} The island of Patmos is about 30 miles from the port of Ephesus in Western Turkey.  History tells us that the second huge Roman persecution of Christians {The first was NERO’S PERSECUTION OF AD 64-68} occurred in the last year of the reign of Domitian Caesar which would have been from September AD 95 to September AD 96. During the last year of his rule Domitian Caesar decreed that everyone in the Roman Empire must worship idols of former Roman Caesar’s or else they would be killed or put in prison. Historical documents show us that the Apostle John {Who then lived in Ephesus} lived to about AD 100 and therefore would have been alive during Domitian’s evil decree of September AD 95 to September of AD 96.  Since we can be sure that the Apostle John would never worship an idol of a Roman Caesar it is then highly probable that John was put in prison on Patmos Isle sometime during Domitian’s evil decree from September AD 95 to September AD 96.       Rev 1:10,11: “On the Lord’s Day I {John} was in the spirit and I heard a loud voice {Jesus} said, ‘Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the 7 churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.” The last 6 churches are all in Western Turkey within 77 miles of Ephesus. About 50 years earlier Paul had started churches in these 7 cities. Paul always had Jewish converts in the cities where he preached since he had the habit of teaching in Jewish synagogues on the Sabbath. It was then highly probable that all 7 of these churches had Jewish believers who were very familiar with the Hebrew language and of course knew that the 22 letters of the Jewish alphabet are also 22 numbers and also remembered the first Roman persecution by Nero or the “MAN OF SIN” about 30 years earlier when Paul & Peter and thousands of Christians were martyred because of Nero Caesar. Nero also sent Vespasian, the father of Titus and Domitian; to kill the Jews and destroy their Temple. He also killed his mother and killed his pregnant wife by kicking her in the stomach.  Christian writings in the early 2nd century AD show that many Christians at that time believed that Nero Caesar {Who adds up to 666 in Hebrew} would return as the BEAST of the End-Times.       Rev 13:18: “This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight {Even in AD 96}, let him {Even in AD 96} calculate the Beast, for it is a man’s number. His {Nero Caesar’s} number is 666!” And so the above Scripture absolutely guarantees that anyone with spiritual wisdom and insight could figure out who the BEAST of the End-Times would be; even when Revelation was first given to the churches in AD 96, and that the number of his name adds up to 666. This would of course mean that the future BEAST must have been alive before AD 96 when this Scripture was given to the churches. Nero Caesar {Whose name adds up to 666 in Hebrew} certainly qualified since he lived from Dec 15th AD 37 to June 9th, AD 68 when he was fatally wounded by his own SWORD.       Revelation 17:8b: “Those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life will be astonished when they see the beast {666}, because he once was {Alive–AD 37-68} now in AD 96 is not {Alive}, and yet will come.” {During the Great Tribulation} The Beast once was {Alive before AD 96} now is not {Alive in AD 96}, and will come out of the ABYSS {Or HELL} and go to his destruction.” {On the last Day-See Rev 19:20b} The fact that the ABYSS is HELL is confirmed by comparing 2 Peter 2:4 with Luke 8:30b,31: 2 Peter 2:4: “God did not spare the angels when they sinned but sent them into HELL, putting them in gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment.” Luke 8:30b,31: “Many demons {Or Hell’s Angels} had gone into him {A demon-possessed man}.  And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them into the ABYSS!  {Because they had already been in Hell or the ABYSS before!!} Also in Luke 16:22-24 we read that there was a rich man already in HELL at the time of Jesus. Now we can be absolutely certain that an evil Roman king from the city on 7 hills; who was fatally wounded by a sword *BEFORE* Revelation was written in AD 96; and whose name adds up to 666 is presently in this ABYSS or HELL!!  All historical documents agree that Nero Caesar {The 6th Caesar who ordered the execution of Paul & Peter in AD 66 and whose name adds up to 666 in Hebrew} was fatally wounded by his own SWORD on June 9th AD 68. In Revelation 13:14b we learn that the False Prophet of 666 will order the building of a statue of 666 “Who was {FATALLY-See Rev 13:3} wounded by the SWORD and yet lived!” {AGAIN} Nero Caesar {Whose name adds up to 666 in Hebrew} again qualifies for this inspired clue as to the identity of the BEAST. Nero’s 4-year Roman persecution began when he blamed the Christians for the burning of Rome in July, AD 64; and ended when Nero was fatally wounded by his own SWORD on June 9th, AD 68.        Almost all conservative Bible theologians agree that the 4th Beast of Daniel 7:7,19 is the *ROMAN* Empire. In Daniel 7:20,21 we learn that a little horn who is also called a *KING* in Daniel 7:24 will come from this *ROMAN* Empire. Daniel 7:24b,25-27: “A *KING* {From the *ROMAN* Empire–Nero Caesar??} will arise…. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints. The saints will be handed over to him for a Time, Times and ½ a Time.” “But the court will sit, and his {666 or the Roman King or the Beast or Nero Caesar-See Rev 19:20,21 and 2 Thess 2:8} power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. *THEN* the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole Heaven will be handed over to the saints, the people of the Most High. His Kingdom will be an everlasting Kingdom.”        Revelation 6:7,8: When the Lamb opened the 4th seal, I heard the voice of the 4th living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death {666 who will cause the death of millions} and Hades {The False Prophet who will cause millions to go to Hades by receiving the mark of 666} was following close behind him. THEY {Nero Caesar and the False Prophet} were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 13:4: “They worshipped the beast {666} and asked, “Who is like the beast?  Who can make war against him.”        Daniel 7:8,20,24 says that an evil Roman King will conquer 3 of the 10 kingdoms {which will cover one fourth of the earth??}–Russia {Combined with former Soviet Union}, China and India cover one fourth of the earth and have over one fourth of the world’s population! These 3 kingdoms may object and become jealous of 666 and his False Prophet ruling every country in the world.  It is also possible that Israel will attack Iran’s nuclear facilities which will precipitate World War III and Russia, China and India will back Iran.  Israel may attack Iran very soon since Iran is now about to install advanced Russian anti-missile and anti-aircraft weapons.  The following 10 powerful nations have about 50% of the world’s population and about 70% of the world’s military power and certainly have the military, political and “religious” power to control and rule all the nations of the world: #1. United States #2. Russia #3. China {1.3 Billion} #4. Great Britain #5. France #6. India {1.1 Billion} #7. Germany #8. Japan #9. Brazil #10. Egypt. Brazil borders every country in South America except Chile. Egypt is the university, intellectual and theological center of Islam. After appointing 10 kings who have never before ruled {See Rev 17:12,13} in these 10 nations 666 will then have “authority over every tribe, people, language and nation” as per Rev 13:7b, from his headquarters in Rome. 666 and his false prophet will then quickly gain complete control over the radio, television, internet, newspaper, book and magazine medias.  It is interesting to note that Obama is presently trying to control all of these medias in the USA which may be the world’s most free country!! The Obama Internet kill switch plan was approved by Senate committee on June 27th, 2010!!  This would allow Obama to completely shut down the Internet when he feels there is a national emergency?? There are some who suggest that these 10 nations will all come from Europe and will not include Russia, China, India, Japan and the USA and will therefore only have about 5% of the world’s population and about 20% of the world’s military power. Daniel 7:24 confirms that the 10 kings of a revived Roman Empire also mentioned in Rev 17:12 will help 666 rule the world. However to assume that the 10 kings of these 10 end-time kingdoms must come from Europe is a false assumption since a REVIVED Roman Empire should include the Major powers of the world in the future Great Tribulation.  Revelation 13:4: Men worshipped the dragon {Satan}, and they also worshipped the beast {666 or Nero Caesar} and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?       The next 6 paragraphs are an interesting SPECULATION about what might happen at the beginning of the 1260-day Great Tribulation and who possibly may be the future False Prophet of 666.  The False Prophet is referred to as “HE” {Masculine Gender} 9 times in Rev 13:11-16 & Rev 19:20.  And “HE” will be a very “DECEPTIVE” False Prophet as shown in Rev 13:11-16 & Rev 19:20.       And so Nero Caesar with the help of the armies of the False Prophet {Obama??} and other nations aligned with him will conquer 1/4 of the world {See Rev 6:8; 13:4b} and then 666 will appoint 10 kings over 10 kingdoms to rule the world who have never before ruled {see Rev 17:12-14} and who will then take orders from 666 and his False Prophet from their headquarters in the evil city on 7 HILLS or Rome.{See Rev 17:9}  Revelation 6:6: “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages!” This phrase can also be translated “A loaf of bread for a day’s wages.”  This event will occur at the coming of the black horse rider {Rev 6:5} which will take place just before or at the beginning of the Great Tribulation. Because of the world’s present economic crisis the majority of people in the 40 poorest counties now have to pay a full day’s wages for a loaf of bread as per Rev 6:6. And if the world experiences a world-wide depression this event could occur in over 100 countries. The world economic crisis is rapidly accelerating. Many countries are far worse off than people in the USA during the Great Depression when there was 20% unemployment. The world economic crisis is rapidly accelerating. There are now 40 countries with unemployment rates of over 20 % and this should rapidly increase.  And then the world will certainly be looking for an Economic Savior such as 666 and his very deceptive False Prophet. They will be looking for someone who promises CHANGE!! If the Great Tribulation would begin in the near future is there a well-known, powerful world leader that may qualify to be the deceptive False Prophet of 666 who will promise CHANGE you can believe in!! Will this powerful world leader try to bankrupt the USA which will in turn cause a worldwide depression and cause the price of a loaf of bread to cost a full day’s wages???  The False Prophet is featured in Revelation 13:11-17; 16:13 19:20 & 20:10.        Do Obama’s religious beliefs qualify him as a False Prophet??  Some insight into Obama’s “Christianity” comes from an interview he gave in 2004 to Chicago Sun-Times religion editor Cathleen Falsani for her book, “The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People.”  “I’m rooted in the Christian tradition,” said Obama. He then adds something most Christians will see as universalism: “I believe there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.” Jesus says of Himself, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” That sounds exclusive, but Obama says it depends on how this verse is heard. According to Falsani, Obama thinks that “all people of faith — Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, everyone — know the same God. “Obama doesn’t believe he, or anyone else, will go to HELL. But he’s not sure he’ll be going to heaven, either.”  The False Prophet will certainly teach that you can have your cake and eat it too, and that you will not go to HELL if you receive the Mark of the Beast, allowing you to buy or sell everything.  However, Revelation 14:9:11; 19:20 & 20:10 confirm that he and all who receive the mark of the Beast will be tormented day and night forever and ever in HELL!! Obama told a crowd at Hocking College that he believes the Sermon on the Mount JUSTIFIES his support for legal recognition of same-sex unions??  Obama approves of same sex romantic and sexual relationships as do his former church, his pastor, and his former (So-called} Christian denomination?? The False Prophet should be hugely popular world-wide.  Interesting fact: Obama has greater worldwide popularity than any leader in modern history according to a recent poll in Reader’s Digest and was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize even though he did nothing to deserve it.  Jesus is our Messiah and the Prince of Peace and is called the LAMB 27 times in the book of Revelation.  The False Prophet is someone who is like a LAMB according to Rev 13:11b.  People from all over the world including Louis Farrakhan {A Muslim leader} have already given Obama this interesting nickname:  “THE MESSIAH”!!   In a recent poll taken by BBC in September, 2009 about 66% of those polled around the world thought Obama would make a great World President!!  666 and his False Prophet will both be very proud of their accomplishments and have tremendous egos:  Interesting fact: Obama has over 300 large photographs of himself in the West Wing of the Whitehouse and which are more personal photos than all the other USA presidents combined!!        NOTE: There are many statues of the exact likeness of Nero Caesar including a 151 foot statue in the “Golden House” in Rome. The statue of Liberty {Without pedestal} is also exactly 151 feet high… hmmm. At the beginning of Great Tribulation the False Prophet of 666, Rev 13:14: “Will order the people of the earth to set up a statue in honor of the beast who was wounded {Fatally-Rev 13:3} by the SWORD and yet lived!” {Again} This statue of the Beast will be the “exact likeness” of Nero Caesar and could possibly be seen on World Wide TV so that people of all nations will be able to worship this statue as per Rev 13:15b. Obama’s Air Force 1 plane just had a photo op with the Statue of Liberty….Hmmm…. The face of the Statue of Liberty could easily be changed to look like Nero Caesar within a few days with a giant mask!       666 is called a BEAST 36 {6X6 times in Revelation and the False Prophet is also called a “BEAST” in Rev 13:11.  Obama has nicknamed his presidential limousine “THE BEAST”!!  In Revelation 13:11 the False Prophet is called the BEAST of the {PRESENT} EARTH.  Whereas all true Christians are looking forward to a new heaven and NEW EARTH as per 2 Peter 3:13:  “We are looking forward to a new heaven and a NEW EARTH the home of righteousness.” {See Rev 21:1}  Obama is the all-time world’s greatest champion of EARTH day and saving the PRESENT EARTH from Global Warming, Greenhouse gasses, coal burning and carbon emissions and he may bankrupt the world in trying to achieve these goals.       If you dial O-B-A-M-A on your touch phone the “O” + “M” are both 6’s or 6+6 and the 3 letters B + A + A are all 2’s or 2+2+2 which equals 6 for a grand total of 6+6+6 or 666.  And so if you dial O-B-A-M-A you will dial 666!!  And of course the name BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA HAS 18 LETTERS WHICH IS 6+6+6 OR 666.        In Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15 666 is called an “ABOMINATION”.  In a recent Middle East tour Obama declared that the USA was “NOT a Christian nation!”  I would tend to agree with Obama since with dominating majorities in the House, Senate and Supreme Court Obama are rapidly and surely turning this nation into an “OBAMANATION”!!  In the Health Care bill passed on March 21st, 2010 Obama demonstrated that through skillful Satanic lies, deceit and bribery he can completely control the richest, most powerful “Christian??” nation of the world.  In what political analysts termed a snub, Obama did not dine with Netanyahu as promised during their White House meeting in March and by keeping the talks closed to the media, denied him the courtesy of a photograph with the president.  In addition Obama’s Vice President and Secretary of State took turns embarrassing and condemning the Israeli Prime minister.  During the Great Tribulation 666 and his false prophet will be responsible for the death of 2/3 {Which is exactly 66.6 %} of the Jews in the world {Read Zechariah 13:8,9} and 144,000 Jewish evangelists who will be in Heaven with Jesus BEFORE the end of the Great Tribulation. {See Rev 7:4-8; 14:1-8}  And so it is entirely possible that everything the future False Prophet does will be both abominable and OBAMAnable!!  OBAMAnable now is Commander in Chief and has complete control of the most powerful armed forces in the world.       WARNING: The possible identity of the future False Prophet of 666 is just a VERY interesting SPECULATION.       Revelation 7:9,14,4: “There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from EVERY nation, tribe, people and language {The Full number of Gentiles} standing before the throne in front of the Lamb….These are they who have come out of the Great Tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”…..”Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 {Evangelists} from the 12 tribes of Israel. It is possible that only Jews will be saved during the last months of the Great Tribulation after the Full number of Gentiles has come in.       “Babylon” is called a CITY 7 times in Revelation, chapter 18, and a SEAPORT in Rev 18:17-19. Peter was inspired to call Rome “Babylon” in I Peter 5:13. Rome is a CITY and a SEAPORT built on 7 HILLS! Babylon and Jerusalem are not seaports and are not built on 7 hills!       Rev 13:14-17: The False Prophet deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was {FATALLY-Rev 13:3} wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast {666}, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. He also forced everyone to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast {NERO CAESAR} or the number of his name {666}. And God will supply all the needs of His faithful and courageous Tribulation saints just as He miraculously supplied all the needs of the Israelites for 40 years in the wilderness. {See Matt 6:31-34}        Rev 13:5-10: The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise his authority for 42 {30-day} months {Or 1260 days or time, times and 1/2 a time-See Dan 7:25 & Dan 12:1,2,6b,7b}….. He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them. And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast–all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb…. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.  Matt 24:9-12…Matt 24:29-31: Jesus says, “Then {During the 42-month Great Tribulation} you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by ALL nations because of Me.  At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved… Immediately after the distress of those {1260} days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light and the stars will fall from the sky.’ {Luke 21:28 adds, “When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near!”}  At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the **CLOUDS**{See Rev 1:7; Mark 14:62 & I Thess 4:16,17} of the sky, with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a loud **TRUMPET**{See Rev 10:7; 11:15-18; I Cor 15:51,52; I Thess 4:16} call, and they will gather His elect from the 4 winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.” {Mark 13:27 adds, “From the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.”       There will be 2 Comings of Jesus on the same Last Day: The first above was *FOR* His saints and then after the Marriage Feast of the Lamb Jesus will come *WITH* His saints as per Rev 19:6-8; 11,14,19-21: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns, Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the Wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready, fine linen, bright and clean was given her to wear…. I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose Rider is called Faithful and True… The armies of Heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean… Then I saw a beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the Rider on the horse and His army {See Rev 17:14 & Jude 14,15}. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs and his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshipped his image. The two of them were thrown ALIVE into the fiery lake of burning sulfur {See 2 Thess 2:8}. The rest of them were killed by the sword that came out of the mouth of the Rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.   WILL THE CITY ON 7 HILLS OR ROME BE THE END-TIME BABYLON?? AND WHO ARE THE 7 KINGS FROM THE CITY BUILT ON 7 HILLS??…………………………………………………….       Most Bible scholars believe that the book of First Peter was written shortly after the beginning of Nero’s Roman persecution of Christians in AD 64 because of I Peter 4:12,13 & 5:8,9. We know that Peter and his wife were living in Rome at this time. Peter was inspired to write in I Peter 5:13: “She {Peter’s wife} who is in *BABYLON* {Nickname for *ROME*!} sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.” Apparently some Christians including Peter were inspired to call ROME “BABYLON” after Nero’s terrible persecution of Christians starting in AD 64. This is very interesting since the evil city of the End-Times is called “BABYLON” 6 times in Revelation 14:8; 16:19; 17:5; 18:2,10,21.       Ancient Babylon Had destroyed God’s Holy Temple and God’s Holy City, Jerusalem; and killed, exiled and persecuted God’s people for 70 years. Actually all encyclopedias agree that Babylon was completely evacuated in 275 BC and completely destroyed by 141 BC. The Wikipedia encyclopedia states, “By 141 BC, when the Parthian Empire took over the region, Babylon was in complete desolation and obscurity.” The only question that remains is: Was Babylon rebuilt so that there could be people living in Babylon around AD 65 when Peter wrote 1 Peter 5:13??? Which leads us to the promises of God in Jeremiah 50:1-3,13: This is the word the Lord spoke through Jeremiah concerning Babylon..”Babylon will be captured… A nation from the north will attack her and lay waste her land. No one will live in it; both men and animals will flee away!” Jeremiah 52:52:61-64: When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud. Then say, “O Lord, you have said you will destroy this place, so that neither man nor animal will live in it; IT WILL BE DESOLATE FOREVER When you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates. Then say, “So will Babylon SINK TO RISE NO MORE because of the disaster I will bring upon her.” And God ALWAYS keeps His promises.  And God kept His promise for about 2284 years; since Babylon is still a pile of rubble to this very day, and will remain that way until the Last Day of the Planet Earth; for God always keeps His promises. The ruins of ancient Babylon are a tourist attraction in Iraq and the Iraqi government will not allow any of the ruins to be removed or built upon. If you check out the latest Iraqi Tour Guides you will notice the following statement: “Today, Babylon lies COMPLETELY in ruins. A large and splendidly carved stone lion is all that remains of its former glories.”        “Babylon” {Nicknamed Rome by Peter} is a “GREAT SEAPORT” in Rev18:17-19; JUST LIKE ROME and UNLIKE Babylon whose ruins are NOW 4 miles from the very shallow Euphrates River; or Jerusalem which is 2000 to 3000 feet above sea level and 35 miles from the Mediterranean Sea. Babylon is also completely FLAT whereas the End-Time “Babylon” will be a city built on 7 Hills JUST LIKE ROME!!  Rev 17:18: “The woman you saw {Rev 17:3–Who sits with the Beast with 7 heads} is the great *CITY* {Rome–nicknamed Babylon in I Peter 5:13–See Rev 17:5a} that will rule over the kings of the earth.” {During the Great Tribulation}       Rev 17:9-11: “This calls for a mind with wisdom. The 7 heads are 7 hills on which the woman {Or city of Rome} sits.” Rome is a city built on 7 HILLS!! They {The 7 Heads} are also 7 KINGS {From  the city on 7 hills or Rome}. Five {Of these 7 KINGS} have fallen {Or died before AD 96}, one {the 6th KING} *IS* {Or reigning when Revelation was written in AD 96}, the other {or 7th KING} has not yet come, but when he {The 7th KING} does come, he must remain for a little while. {Possibly the False Prophet of 666 {Or Black Horse Rider} who will be anointed by Satan just before the coming of the 8th KING {Or Pale Horse Rider} who ruled before as one of the 7 Kings} The beast {Nero Caesar who once was {Alive from Dec 15, AD 37 to June 9, AD 68}, and NOW {In AD 96} is not {Alive} is an 8th KING. He belongs to the 7 {KINGS}, because He once was {Alive-AD 37-68} NOW {In AD 96} is not {Alive}, and yet will come {1260 days before the Last Day}.”   WHO ARE OR WILL BE THE 8 KINGS OF REVELATION 17:10,11??         ROME appointed the Jewish Kings after they conquered Israel in 63 BC and the 7 Kings of Revelation 13:1b all had “blasphemous names” so we can assume that they were evil kings who had killed or persecuted Jesus and His followers. And so the first 3 EVIL KINGS {Who are all called KINGS in God’s Word {See Matt 2:1; Mark 6:25,26 & Acts 12:1} were all Israeli KINGS {who had killed or persecuted Jesus and His followers} appointed by the evil city on 7 hills or Rome.   AND SO THE 8 KINGS WERE OR WILL BE:   ** {#1} ** Herod the Great who tried to kill the baby Jesus: Rev 12:3-5: “Another sign appeared in Heaven:  An enormous red DRAGON {Or Satan-See Rev 12:9} with 7 heads {Or 7 KINGS-See Rev 17:10a}… and 7 crowns on his {7} heads {Satan crowns the 7 kings whereas 666 crowns the 10 horns}. The DRAGON {Or Satan} stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her Child the moment he was born {Thru his first evil king or Herod the Great as per Matt 2:13b,16!!} She gave birth to a Son {Jesus} a male Child, who will rule the nations with an iron scepter!!” **{#2}** Herod who killed John the Baptist and ridiculed and tortured Jesus {See Matt 14:1-12; Luke 23:7-11}  **{#3}** Herod Antipas who killed the Apostle James and tried to kill Peter. {See Acts 12:1-5,19-23} **{#4}** Nero Caesar who will come again as the 8th KING who will be the BEAST of the End-Times. **{#5}** Titus Caesar who killed thousands of Christians when he destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70. Titus is also mentioned as a “Prince” in Daniel 9:26. Titus Caesar was the oldest son of Vespasian Caesar who was Caesar from Dec AD 69 to AD 79; and therefore heir and Crown *PRINCE* to the throne in Rome and was Caesar from AD 79 to AD 81.  **{#6**}** Domitian Caesar the 6th KING {“NOW IS”} was ruling in AD 96, and decreed in the last year of his reign {Sept AD 95 to Sept AD 96} that everyone must worship former Roman Caesars {Like Nero} or be killed and put in prison.{Like the Apostle John who was living in Ephesus at that time.}  **{#7}** Possibly the False Prophet of 666 who will be crowned the 7th evil King of Rome by Satan shortly before the coming of 666. **{8th}** KING or Nero Caesar {The End-Time Beast or antichrist}; who ruled before as one of the **7 KINGS** The 8TH KING who was also the 4TH KING will come up from the Abyss or Hell exactly 1260 days before the last Day to rule from the evil city on 7 hills or Rome.        Rev 17:6: “The woman {ROME} will be drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bear testimony to Jesus.” While in Rev 13:7 we learn that the BEAST will be given “power to make war against the saints and to conquer them.” And in Rev 13:15b we read that 666 will “cause all who refuse to worship his statue to be killed.” We must therefore conclude that the evil city “on 7 hills” or Rome will be the HEADQUARTERS of 666 during the Great Tribulation.        The BEAST will very quickly conquer 1/4th of the world with many miracles {See Rev 6:8; 13:4} and will then appoint 10 Kings who have never before ruled over the 10 most powerful nations of the world {See Rev 17:12-14,17}. The following 10 powerful nations have about 50% of the world’s population and ABOUT 70% OF THE WORLD’S MILITARY POWER and certainly have the military, political and “religious” power to control and rule all the nations of the world: #1. United States #2.  Russia #3. China {1.3 Billion} #4. Great Britain #5. France #6. India {1.1 Billion} #7. Germany #8. Japan #9. Brazil #10. Egypt. Brazil borders every nation in South America except for Chile. Egypt is the university, intellectual and theological center of Islam. And then 666 will have “authority over every tribe, people, language and nation” as per Rev 13:7b, from his headquarters in the evil city on 7 hills or Rome.    DOES THE BIBLE GIVE US CLUES FOR THE EXACT DATES IN THE CHRONOLOGY OF JESUS CHRIST??       All encyclopedias state that Augustus Caesar died in August of AD 14 and therefore the 15th year of the reign of his successor, Tiberius Caesar, would have been from August of AD 28 to August of AD 29.  L
    • Tom said

      The abyss is not hell, but hades, which is different from hell. You are probably using a KJV Bible, which mistranslates “hades.” Hades is death or the grave or prison of the lost dead where they await final judgment and then hell. The Greek word for hell is gehenna. It is also called the lake of fire. Hades is the same as OT sheol, which the KJV also sometimes mistranslates as hell, but if you look up all the uses of sheol, you will see that everyone was expected to go to sheol, God’s people as well as others. They did not have a doctrine of Heaven for God’s people. Tom

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